Category Archives: History

Happy Birthday Golden Gate Bridge!

This weekend marked the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge.  This was an especially sentimental event for me because my grandfather walked the bridge on opening day, May 27th, 1937.  My grandfather was 9 at the time and wore his cowboy costume … Continue reading

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The Revival of the Soda Fountain (part 2)

When I was at The Ice Cream Bar and Soda Fountain I received a mini history lesson on soda fountains in the US.  Soda fountains flourished during the prohibition years, when recently unemployed bartenders, who wanted to continue their skill … Continue reading

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Ciao, North Beach!

One of my 2012 new year’s resolutions was to start taking advantage of the numerous walking tours offered by San Francisco City Guides.  A few weekends ago I took the North Beach tour. I love North Beach, mainly because North … Continue reading

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